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Getting Started

Hi everyone! I'm so glad you're reading. Working at a magazine has
always been my dream, and it's so cool that I've been given this
opportunity to blog about my experience as well. Although I've been at
Shape for eight months, I'll get you up to speed with where I'm at
today. On day one I was thrown into the mix--given a cubicle, my very
own computer, and a Shape email address. Nailing the interview and
landing the job was one thing, but until I was actually here, sitting
at my desk and logged into Shape's computer system, it all seemed too
good to be true. How do you feel when what you've worked so hard for
actually happens? It's crazy to think that what you put your mind to
you can achieve.


I quickly had to adjust--from just being a college graduate--to
working in an office, doing the 9-5 (more like 10-8 for us) and
suddenly having the job I would have waited forever for. So here I
was--and knowing nothing about being an editor in chief's assistant--I
quickly had to learn. I knew a lot about magazines and journalism, my
four years at Fordham University and various internships in the city had prepared me well. But there was no guidebook on being an editor's assistant.


My crash course happened in the blink of an eye. I jumped right in, picking things up as I went along and by asking millions of questions--I had to make my boss happy and prove I deserved to be here. And although those first few months I was a
little timid, afraid to joke around and be myself--today, I'm confident
in everything that I do and have really come into my own. I'm
comfortable being myself, knowing I'm right where I belong.



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